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Announcing PEP Archive 1 Version 12 (1871-2009)
New Release! The A1v12 release adds significant new data and a few features!
- Three New Journals!
- Ετήσια ελληνική έκδοση
- Feb 2013 Update: Archive Subscribers have full access to current content of this journal
- Couple and Family Psychoanalysis
- Organizational and Social Dynamics
- Full-text for 2009 Volumes is Now Available for Most Journals!
- Journals now Include the 2009 volume when available
- American Imago now includes 2007
- Twenty-seven New Books!
- Abram, J. (2007) The Language of Winnicott: A Dictionary of Winnicott’s Use of Words
- Bodtker, J.S. (1990). Beyond Words: Interpretive Art Therapy.
- Glover, N. (2009). Psychoanalytic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the British School.
- Harris, M. (1975). Thinking About Infants and Young Children.
- Harris, M. (1999). Emily Dickinson in Time: Experience and its Analysis in Progressive Verbal Form.
- Harris, M. (2007). Your Teenager: Thinking About Your Child During the Secondary School Years.
- Harris, M. and Bick, E. (2011). The Tavistock Model: Papers on Child Development and Psychoanalytic Training.
- Jain, N. (1999). The Mind's Extensive View: Samuel Johnson on Poetic Language.
- Meltzer, D. (1967). The Psycho-Analytical Process.
- Meltzer, D. (1973). Sexual States of Mind.
- Meltzer, D. (1978). The Kleinian Development.
- Meltzer, D. (1983). Dream-Life: A Re-Examination of the Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique.
- Meltzer, D. (1986). Studies in Extended Metapsychology: Clinical Applications of Bion's Ideas.
- Meltzer, D. (1990). The Claustrum: An Investigation of Claustrophobic Phenomena.
- Meltzer, D. and Harris, M. (2011). Adolescence: Talks and Papers. Adolescence: Talks and Papers. (Edited by M. H. Williams.)
- Meltzer, D. and Williams, M.H. (1988). The Apprehension of Beauty: The Role of Aesthetic Conflict in Development, Art, and violence
- Meltzer, D., Bremner, J., Hoxter, S., Wedell, D., and Wittenberg, I. (1975). Explorations in Autism: A Psycho-Analytical Study.
- Money-Kyrle, R.E. (D. Meltzer Ed.) (1978). The Collected Papers of Roger Money-Kyrle.
- Negri, R. (1994). The Newborn in the Intensive Care Unit: A Neuropsychoanalytic Prevention Model.
- Negri, R. and Harris, M. (2007). The Story of Infant Development: Observational Work with Martha Harris.
- Piontelli, A. (1985). Backwards in Time: A Study in Infant Observation by the Method of Esther Bick.
- Sanders, K. (1986). A Matter of Interest: Clinical Notes of a Psycho-Analyst in General Practice.
- Sanders, K. (1999). Nine Lives: The Emotional Experience in General Practice.
- Williams, M.H. (1987). A Strange Way of Killing: The Poetic Structure of Wuthering Heights.
- Williams, M.H. (2005). The Vale of Soulmaking: The Post-Kleinian Model of the Mind and its Poetic Origins.
- Williams, M.H. (2010). The Aesthetic Development: The Poetic Spirit of Psychoanalysis: Essays on Bion, Meltzer, Keats.
- Williams, M.H., Waddell, M. (1991). The Chamber of Maiden Thought: Literary Origins of the Psychoanalytic Model of the Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind.
- Feature Additions!
- OpenAthens and Shibboleth Support PEP now uses the more modern OpenAthens and Shibboleth protocols as one form of authentication
- More Links to Publishers. For current articles only available as abstracts on PEP, we now support special direct links to the publishers where you can purchase subscriptions and reprints.
- We have many exciting features coming in interim releases this year!
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The PEP Consolidated Psychoanalytic Glossary is a compilation of
terms, definitions, and discussion from major published
psychoanalytic glossaries. With the glossary, PEP has integrated
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this initial implementation, in addition to the Language of
Psychoanalysis (Laplanche and Pontalis), PEP has
integrated three additional glossaries: the Edinburgh
International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis (Skelton),
Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts (Moore
and Fine), and the Dictionary of Kleinian Thought
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Psychoanalysis in Europe (Junkers), which provides a
mapping of each psychoanalytic term across several languages. See
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About PEP Archive 1
The PEP Archive 1 Version 12 (1871-2009) release
contains the complete text and illustrations of 49 premier journals in
psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and
Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the
Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the
18 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke.
PEP Archive 1 spans over 138 publication years and contains the
full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2009. There
are approximately 88,291 articles and 11,401 figures
and illustrations that originally resided on 1449 volumes with
a total of over 788,275 printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP Archive
represents a stack of paper more than 258 feet high and weighing over
The PEP Archive is always available 24x7 and from any location. We
support Open-URL and a number of authentication standards, making it
easy to integrate into your own on-line library resources (see PEP Librarian Supplemental Info). Update
information, listing additions or corrections to PEP-WEB can be followed
on the PEP Web News page.
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PEP gratefully acknowledges:
The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of
Sigmund Freud was published in 24 volumes in the UK from 1950
onwards by the Institute of Psycho-Analysis and Hogarth Press.
The Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review articles appear
in this PEP Archive courtesy of grants from the Nordic Council for
Scientific Information and Bertil Wennborg Foundation.
We would like to acknowledge the heirs of C.G. Jung for allowing us to
publish his correspondences with Freud. This and the other classic books
are also available from their original publishers in printed format. For
more information about printed versions of the Jung-Freud
Correspondences, refer to these websites http://pup.princeton.edu/ and http://www.brunner-routledge.co.uk/